Cala Tarida Ibiza Holidays & Travel Guide – Top Things to Do, See

Cala Tarida is the beautiful holiday resort of Sant Josep (Sant Josep de Sa Talaia) and situated on the south west part of Ibiza. Cala Tarida welcomes thousands of tourist every year with its light sandy natural beach and crystal clear waters. Cala Tarida has all the necessary tourist services.

Things to Do in Cala Tarida

Things to do in Cala Tarida are endless. The resort is home to several beautiful beaches, each offering a unique blend of natural beauty and relaxation. The beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and a range of water sports activities, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boating. Visitors can also enjoy a range of boat trips, taking in the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and nearby islands.


In addition to the beaches, Cala Tarida offers a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy. The town is home to several historic landmarks, including the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta and the ancient necropolis of Puig des Molins. Visitors can also enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including cycling, horseback riding, hiking, and scuba diving.

Cala Tarida is also home to several bars and restaurants, offering delicious local cuisine and refreshing drinks. Visitors can indulge in the local cuisine, including fresh seafood, traditional Spanish dishes, and international cuisine.

Cala Tarida is located near several historic landmarks, including the Phoenician settlement of Sa Caleta and the ancient necropolis of Puig des Molins. Best things to do and see in Cala Tarida include;

  • A great day out at the 260 metres long Cala Tarida beach,
  • do water sports,
  • attending to boat trips,
  • hiking, nature walking and horseback riding,
  • a visit to UNESCO World Heritage City of Ibiza Dalt Vila,
  • a visit to Sant Josep town centre (6 km. from Cala Tarida),
  • a visit to the  Ses Salines Natural Park, the Nature Reserves of Es Vedra, Es Vedranell and the western islets,
  • the villages of Sant Agusti, Es Cubells and Sant Jordi de Ses Salines,
  • the look-out towers, Phoenician and Punic-Roman Settlements.

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Cala Tarida beach

Cala Tarida Beach is another beautiful destination located on the west coast of Ibiza. The beach is known for its white sand and turquoise waters, making it a popular destination for swimming and sunbathing.

Visitors can also enjoy a range of water sports activities, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boating. The beach is also home to several beach clubs and restaurants, offering a lively atmosphere and live entertainment.

The capital city of Ibiza Eivissa

The city of Ibiza (Eivissa) is the capital of Ibiza island with its walled area declared UNESCO World Heritage Site, located on the south of Ibiza, in the municipality of Ibiza (Vila). Dalt Vila (The Castle), Ibiza Old Town, the Necropolis of Puig des Molins, Ibiza City Center, the Port of Ibiza and La Marina district and the Yaching Marina are the other attractions and sights in Ibiza city.

Sant Josep Town Center

Sant Josep has lovely streets, good tourist facilities and services, beautiful landscape with pine, sabina, fig and carob trees and white-washed Church dating back to 1730, two art galleries, town beach and great bars and restaurants. The town offers all the best attractions for the holidaymakers.


The Ses Salines Natural Park

Ses Salines Natural Park is a protected natural area located on the southern part of Ibiza that covers the area of 3,000 terrestrial hectares between the south of Ibiza and the north of Formentera. Ses Salines Natural Park has beautiful nature with lovely ponds of salt-flats, beaches, lines of sand dunes with ancient sabina trees, cliffs and rocky coastline that is home to peregrine falcon and fisher eagle.

The Nature Reserves of Es Vedra, Es Vedranell and the western islets

The Nature Reserves of Es Vedra, Es Vedranell and the western islets are the protected areas located on the southern part of Ibiza. Passing along the south-west coast of Ibiza and getting to the cliff to see and enjoy the sunset in front of the popular Es Vedra is a great attraction. Es Vedra, with 381 meters of height, is one of the most spectacular images of Ibiza.

Sant Agusti, Es Cubells and Sant Jordi de Ses Salines Villages

Sant Josep has three lovely villages that worth a visit and see. Sant Agusti is mostly known for its patron saint festivities that is held at the end of the August. The village is calm and lovely with its beautiful Church and vineyards during the rest of the year. Es Cubells is the other charming village of Sant Josep with its lovely Church, beautiful landscapes, local dishes and great little bays of Ses Boques and Cala Llentrisca. Sant Jordi de Ses Salines is another lovely village of Sant Josep and closest to the Ibiza airport. The village is peaceful and lovely with its two Churches.

Look-out Towers

The Churches in Ibiza are intended to protect the island from pirate attacks and so the look-out towers that are spread along the coasts are also part of this defensive heritage in Ibiza. The look-out towers of Ses Portes, En Rovira and Es Carregador are worth a visit and see in Ibiza that offers great landscapes. In addition, the famous look-out tower of Es Savinar, located in front of Es Vedra and Es Vedranell is a must see.

Phoenician and Punic-Roman Settlements

The Phoenician settlement in Sa Caleta (UNESCO declared World Heritage Site) and the Punic-Roman settlement of Ses Paises de Cala d’Hort are the two popular historical sites that worth a visit and see especially for the archaeology lovers.

Boat Trips

Boat trips are another popular activity in Cala Tarida, offering visitors the chance to explore the beautiful coastline and nearby islands.

Visitors can enjoy a range of boat trips, from short excursions to nearby beaches to full-day tours to the neighboring island of Formentera. The tours offer stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the opportunity to see local wildlife, including dolphins and sea turtles.

Water Sports

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can enjoy a range of water sports, including jet skiing, parasailing, and banana boating in Cala Tarida.

Scuba Diving

For those looking for a more adventurous experience in Ibiza, Cala Tarida also offers scuba diving, with several local companies offering lessons and guided tours to explore the underwater world.

Cycling

Cycling and horseback riding are also popular activities in Cala Tarida, with several local companies offering tours and rentals. Visitors can explore the beautiful countryside and nearby hills, taking in the stunning views and enjoying the fresh air.

Hiking

Hiking is also a popular activity, with several trails leading to scenic overlooks and nearby historic landmarks.

Eating Out

When it comes to dining, Cala Tarida offers a range of options to suit all tastes and budgets. There are several restaurants and cafes located near the beach, offering delicious traditional Spanish cuisine and international dishes. Visitors can also enjoy a range of street food options, including fresh seafood and local specialties.

Shopping

Shopping is another popular activity in Cala Tarida, with several markets and shops offering everything from designer clothing and accessories to handmade crafts and souvenirs. The town’s weekly market, held every Tuesday, is a must-visit for those looking for unique gifts and mementos to take home.

Nightlife

Cala Tarida is also known for its lively nightlife scene, with several bars and clubs offering a range of music and entertainment to suit all tastes. From laid-back beach bars to lively nightclubs, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant resort town.

Lodging

For those looking for a place to stay, Cala Tarida offers a range of options to suit all budgets and preferences. From luxurious beachfront hotels and resorts to more affordable hostels and apartments, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful resort town.


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